Pantelides to address escalating violence in Eastport

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Annapolis Mayor, Michael J. Pantelides

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides met with Police Chief Michael Pristoop and City Manager Tom Andrews again yesterday afternoon to continue their discussion surrounding concerns raised about shots fired in the Housing Authority community of Eastport Terrace.

Mayor Pantelides asked the chief to outline public safety efforts in the area and to detail the application of efforts and improvements.  The recommendations will be discussed at the Monday, October 13, City Council meeting.

Meanwhile, during yesterday’s open door meetings with the mayor, a number of residents voiced concern about shots fired and asked questions about overall crime in the Eastport area.  “I am working with the chief to ensure that residents feel safe and that police deployment is efficient,” Mayor Pantelides said. “Other recommendations will be discussed with City Council next Monday and implemented.”

Chief Pristoop reports that this year, Eastport crime is the lowest in recent history. In Eastport, individuals called the police 15 times for shots fired this year which represents a significant reduction of such calls from previous years.  “Irrespective of the number of calls, it’s a concern to the residents and I know the chief is making this a priority.”

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